Board

The Berlin General Assembly of June 2015 elected the following Board of Directors for the period of 2015 – 2018


Chairman

Mr. Bernhard Sagmeister
CEO | Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws)
Competences: Institutional representation, Strategy, Press relations, International Cooperation

Since July 2009 Bernhard Sagmeister serves as Managing Director of Austria’s Federal Promotional Bank ”Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH” (aws) and the ERP-Funds (European Recovery Program). Furthermore, he chairs the “aws Venture Funds” and Austria’s “National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development” (NFTE).

Bernhard Sagmeister draws on over 20 years of professional experience in the financial and banking industry. From 1994 to 2003 he held various management positions at Kommunalkredit, until he became CEO of Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC) in 2003. Likewise, he has been Executive Director of Austria’s “Environmental and Water Management Fund” for over 6 years. In addition, he gained 3 years of international experience during his posting as CEO at Kommunalkredit Public Consulting in Russia.
Being a graduate of Vienna’s University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (MSc. – Environmental Engineering and Water Management) Bernhard Sagmeister was assigned at different consulting firms, responsible for projects related to structural engineering and urban water management.

In addition to his current appointment at AWS Bernhard Sagmeister is affiliated to the supervisory board of the Austrian Bank for Tourism Development (ÖHT), member of “Austria´s External Economic Relations Advisory Board” (Federal Chamber of Commerce, Austria) and board member of Austria’s “Water and Waste Management Association”.

 

 


Group photo for the Board of Directors, Vienna September 10, 2015

 

Members of the Board

Mr. Jean-Claude Depoisier | France | AECM Vice-President, SOCAMA
Competences: Programs of the EIB Group; support of the President concerning relations to the EIB Group
Mr. Guy Selbherr | Germany | AECM Vice-President, Verband Deutscher Bürgschaftsbanken (VDB)
Competences: Chairman WG State Aid and Competition; support of the President concerning relations to the EU Institutions
Mr. Adelio Ferrari | Italy | AECM Vice-President, Assoconfidi
Competences: Chairman WG Banking Legislation, Supervision issues
Mr. Pedro Pisonero Pérez | Spain | AECM Vice-President, CESGAR
Competences: Chairman WG SME Policy

Mr. Bernard Jehin | Belgium | AECM Treasurer and Secretary of the Board, Sowalfin
Competences: Chairman WG Statistics and Studies

Mr. Samuil Pavlov Shiderov | Bulgaria | AECM Member of the Board, National Guarantee Fund
Competences: Media Strategy
Ms. Éva Búza | Hungary | AECM Member of the Board, Garantiqa Credit Guarantee Fund
Mr. László Tóth | Hungary | Deputy, Rural Credit Guarantee Foundation
Competences: Chairman WG Agriculture
Mr. Audrius Zabotka | Lithuania | AECM Member of the Board, Invega
Competences: Training (OTS)
Ms. Halina Wiśniewska | Poland | AECM Member of the Board, BGK
Competences: Public Guarantee Schemes, new products
Ms. Carmen Radu | Romania | AECM Member of the Board, FRC
Mr. A. Kadir Akgül | Turkey | AECM Member of the Board, Teskomb
Competences: Cooperation Mediterranean Region / Central Asia

Founding President AECM: Mr. Pablo Pombo | Honorary President

Special Honorary President with the special mandate for international relations as well as for the recognition and defense of mutual guarantee systems | José Fernando Figueiredo

 

AECM’s institutional history

1992 – 1996

President Pablo Pombo (Spain)
Vice President Gilbert CAIRE (France), Friedrich SCHÜTT (Germany)
Treasurer Guido VERHAEGEN (Belgium)
Secretariat Massimo VIOLATTI (Italy)

  7 MAY 1995: Recognition by Royal Decree as International non-profit Association under Belgian law

 

1996 – 1999

President Thomas GARCIA (France)
Board Members Klaus KÖBERLE (Germany), Helmut DORN (Austria), Guido VERHAEGEN (Belgium), Angel MARTIN CABIEDES (Spain), Giovanni CANEVELLO (Italy), José FURTADO (Portugal), David BENNET (UK, partim)
Secretariat Sylvia ENRICH, CESGAR / Spain

 

1999 – 2002

President Guido VERHAEGEN (Belgium)
Vice Presidents Hans-Herbert STROMBECK (Germany), Italo CALEGARI (Italy), Eloy BECEDAS (Spain)
Board Members Helmut DORN (Austria), David Bennet (UK, partim) Miguel SOUSA BRANCA (Portugal, partim)
Treasurer José Fernando FIGUEIREDO (Portugal, partim)
Secretariat André DOUETTE, Brussels

 

2002 – 2005

President Italo CALEGARI (Italy)
Vice Presidents Hans-Herbert STROMBECK (Germany; Relations with Financial Institutions), Gilbert REBEYROLE (France; Relations with EU Authorities), Ramón GONZALEZ ROSALIA (Spain, SMEs and their representative organizations)
Board Members Helmut DORN (Austria), Abdul Kadir AKGÜL (Turkey), Miguel SOUSA BRANCA (Portugal)
Secretary and Treasurer Gérard TALLOEN (Belgium)
Secretariat André DOUETTE, Brussels

 

2005- 2007

President Hans-Herbert STROMBECK (VDB, Germany)
Vice Presidents Ramón GONZALEZ-ROSALIA (Spain; banking supervision), Gilbert REBEYROLE (France; relations with EU institutions), Arrigo GHIZZONI (Italy; SMEs and their representative organisations) and Miguel SOUSA BRANCA (Portugal; coordination EU subsidy programme)
Board Members Helmut DORN followed by Kurt LEUTGEB (Austria), Abdul Kadir AKGÜL (Turkey)
Secretary and Treasurer Gérard TALLOEN (Belgium)
Secretariat André DOUETTE, Brussels

 

2007 – 2009

President José Fernando FIGUEIREDO (SPGM, Portugal)
Vice Presidents Arrigo GHIZZONI (ASSOCONFIDI, Italy), Ramón GONZÁLEZ ROSALÍA (CESGAR, Spain), Gilbert REBEYROLE (Fédération Nationale des SOCAMA, France), Guy SELBHERR (VDB, Germany)
Board Members Kurt LEUTGEB (aws, Austria), Alexandros PAPARSENOS (TEMPME, Greece), Aurel SARAMET (FNGCIMM, Romania), Abdul Kadir AKGÜL (Teskomb, Turkey), Anikó ULRICH (AVGHA, Hungary)
Secretary and Treasurer Gérard TALLOEN (Belgium)
Secretariat Marcel ROY, Brussels

 

2009 – 2011

President José Fernando FIGUEIREDO (SPGM, Portugal)
Vice Presidents Francesco BELLOTTI (Assoconfidi, Italy), Ramón GONZÁLEZ ROSALÍA (CESGAR, Spain), Alain AUDOUARD (SIAGI, France), Guy SELBHERR (VDB, Germany)
Board Members Kurt LEUTGEB (aws, Austria), Aurel SARAMET (FNGCIMM, Romania), Abdul Kadir AKGÜL (Teskomb, Turkey), Anikó ULRICH (AVHGA, Hungary)
Secretary and Treasurer Gérard TALLOEN (Belgium)
Secretariat Marcel ROY, Brussels

 

2011- 2013

President José Fernando FIGUEIREDO (SPGM, Portugal)
Vice Presidents Francesco BELLOTTI (Assoconfidi, Italy), Ramón GONZÁLEZ ROSALÍA (CESGAR, Spain), Gilbert REBEYROLE (Fédération Nationale des SOCAMA, France), Guy SELBHERR (VDB, Germany)
Board Members Kurt LEUTGEB (aws, Austria), Abdul Kadir AKGÜL (Teskomb, Turkey), Márton VADASZ (Garantiqa Zrt., Hungary), Alexandros PAPARSENOS (ETEAN, Greece), Aurel SARAMET(FNGCIMM, Romania),Tomo GARANTINI (RRA-GIZ)
Secretary and Treasurer Bernard JEHIN (Sowalfin, Belgium)
Secretariat Marcel ROY, Brussels

 

 

2013 – 2015

President José Fernando FIGUEIREDO (SPGM, Portugal)
Vice Presidents Bernard STALTER (SIAGI, France), Guy SELBHERR (VDB, Germany), Enrico GAIA (Assoconfidi, Italy), Ramón GONZÁLEZ ROSALÍA (SGR / CESGAR, Spain)
Board Members Bernhard SAGMEISTER (A.W.S., Austria), Bernard STALTER (SIAGI, France), Guy SELBHERR (VDB, Germany), Inabat TÖRÖK (Garantiqa, Hungary), Audrius ZABOTKA (Invega, Lithuania), Halina WISNIEWSKA (BGK, Poland), Aurel SARAMET (FNGCIMM, Romania), Abdul Kadir AKGÜL (Teskomb, Turkey)
Secretary and Treasurer Bernard JEHIN (Sowalfin, Belgium)
Secretariat Katrin STURM, Brussels